I finally took the plunge and submitted my first piece of coursework a couple of weeks back and received my first certificate on my journey to being a nail technician. Now to crack on and get the rest done, so that I can decide where to go from there. Originally, I started all this so that I would be able to return to work after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, as well as others, working from home. Try as much as I do and still have limited support, so where do I go from here???
I am quite interested in doing some extra courses, so that I can offer more services than just nails. Lash extensions is high on my list, along with; threading; waxing; brows; few more nail courses to update my skills and possibly, make-up to round it all off. This may just be the time I need to establish a business and getting things moving properly, fingers crossed.
With everything happening the way it has, I have started looking at the possibility of working in salon, just to make sure I’ve got all my bases covered. But I have one huge problem when it comes to applying to salons and that is EXPERIENCE. This is not something that is new to me, its something I’ve never really been able to understand as such. How can someone gain experience, if nobody is willing to give them a chance?? It doesn’t make sense to me whatsoever. I fully understand that some salons are mega busy, but I think some people tend to forget that everyone has to start somewhere and once upon a time, the salon owner and staff, would all have been in my boat. What would it take for someone to say “we have two afternoons where we’re a bit quieter, would that be of any use?? Just so we can see what you can do??” Or at least have a private meeting so that you could display some of your skills.
Does anyone have any pointers??